Roger Waters Angers Many of His Allies With Conspiracy Theory About Syria’s White Helmets
It is no secret that rock’n’roll BDS-hole Roger Waters lost the plot a long time ago. But it seems more and more people are now seeing it – including Israel haters – thanks to a recent bizarre and offensive rant at his Barcelona concert a few days ago.
The founder and frontman of British band Pink Floyd has echoed Russian propaganda claims that Syria’s White Helmets had staged a recent chemical attack that has prompted US-led strikes against Damascus.
Roger Waters made the accusation during a concert in Barcelona on Friday after announcing that a supporter of the volunteer first responders had wanted speak to the crowd about the deadly chemical attack.
“The White Helmets are a fake organisation that exists only to create propaganda for the jihadists and terrorists,” Waters said.
“If we would listen to the propaganda of the White Helmets and others we would be encouraged to encourage our governments to go and start dropping bombs on people in Syria,”
“This would be a mistake of monumental proportions. What we should do is be persuading our governments to not to go and drop bombs on people,” he added.
The musician’s comments came a day after US-led strikes hit Syria in retaliation to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the regime in the town of Douma.
The attack on the last opposition-held town in Eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus killed at least 40 people and injured over 1,000.
Russia, one of the main backers of the Syrian regime, has claimed the attack was faked by the White Helmets – on orders from the British government.
Moscow previously questioned whether the attack even took place.
London has called the claim “grotesque and absurd”.
Even otherwise natural allies of his have blasted him, like Kristyan Benedict, the
Amnesty International UK Campaigns Manager
Idrees Ahmad of Pulse Media
And Janine di Giovanni, a Murrow Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
This is incredibly disappointingly… I loved Pink Floyd as musicians. But WTF does Roger Waters know about #Syria ? He once promoted the #Palestine cause. Now he’s promoting #Putin’s propaganda SyriaCivilDef https://t.co/ugKAlGUCIv
— Janine di Giovanni (@janinedigi) April 14, 2018
If you ask me, Waters is in bed with the Russians. Remember this?
And he is, of course, performing there twice this year.
Here’s hoping more and more people wake up to just how truly vile Waters is.